Events: StAnza 2009
Match-head portraits by sculptor David Mach
This event took place on Mon 23 February - Mon 30 March
The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Level 2 Foyer
Famed for the Big Heids by the M9, David Mach has made many matchhead sculptures since his first in 1982. Interested in the colouring and markings as well as the structure, he is fascinated by the violence and power involved in setting the works alight. Accepting no limit to the subject matter, the artist turns his attention to The Bard in these specially commissioned works for StAnza 2009 where, of course, Burns will also have his own lethal incendiary capability.
(Photo: Richard Riddick at DPC in Greenwich Ltd)